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The Marfa Mystery Lights

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Address: Marfa, TX

Mysterious dancing lights ("ghost lights") in the sky over Marfa...

Mysterious dancing lights ("ghost lights") in the sky over Marfa after dark.

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Weird lights

This was neat because you could wait for dusk into dark comfortably. There are binoculars to look at the lights. Weird lights, but definitely interesting.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Aubrey, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is basically a glorified roadside rest stop. The lights happen all over and you don't have to go to this particular spot to see them. That said I heard the lights are incredible

Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A fun place to see the Mystery Lights and just enjoy the desert sky. Even if you aren't a fan of aliens, it's still a fun place to enjoy the desert.

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Aubrey, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was neat because you could wait for dusk into dark comfortably. There are binoculars to look at the lights. Weird lights, but definitely interesting.

Thank EmKay823
Live Oak, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a skeptic about these lights, but I no longer am a non-believer. My wife and I saw many of the lights, multiple sizes, multiple colors, all dancing around the area. Who knows what they are. I can tell you, though--they are there.

Thank Michael E
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Close to observation tower. We didn't see the lights. It was a full moon and we we're early . The observation facilities were great though.

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been 11 times. I have seen the lights 8 of those times. I find that I see them when the weather is cooler. It is interesting to go and check it out!

Thank chops1975suey
New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We saw the Marfa Lights! The facility and the surrounding area are very nice and well kept. We arrived before dark to read the plaques and view the landscape. Bundle up because it can get cold! At dusk, we could see the lights. There were several other people there and we all confirmed to each other what we were seeing.... More 

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San Antonio, TX
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

If my headline doesn't quite give it away; Ill add a bit more detail. No trip to Marfa is complete without a stop at the Mystery Lights viewing center. On a cool night, be sure to dress warmly (or bring a drink that will do the trick) Although nothing resembling any mystery lights was seen in the hour or so... More 

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Oceanside, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Marfa on a Sunday in January after the visitor center was already closed. So, we weren't able to gather information about what we might expect to see. We saw photos and videos posted on line that were very similar to what we viewed , but we don't believe that was the phenomenon that may sometimes appear in... More 

1 Thank CindyRos
San Marcos, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This cool phenomenon is a must when in Marfa. We have visited numerous times over the past 25 years and have always seen the lights my great observation area with benches and toilets. Always meet people from around the world who have heard about the lights and have to see them for themselves.

1 Thank Stacie78666

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